The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 83 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.62% 0.62% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.87% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £327 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £291 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
Automated Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1225 1030 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 76.42% 71.08% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 549 544
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 50
Average hourly rate £19.08 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £56.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £325 -23.52% 4
Northamptonshire - 3 £288 -
Leicestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Derbyshire -11 1 £325 +7.75% 3
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England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Selenium
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) MSTest
6 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) Games
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) NUnit
3 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Grunt
4 1 (6.25%) NeoLoad
4 1 (6.25%) Bower
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) UI Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) LESS
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) JSON
5 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Streaming Media
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) BDD
3 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Graceful Degradation
4 1 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Progressive Enhancement
4 1 (6.25%) Game Development
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) New Relic